The cartoonist, Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer was born in St. John's Wood, London in 1870. He attended the St. John's Wood Art School, the RA Schools and the RCA. He started contributing cartoons and illustrations to the Pall
Mall Magazine in 1893 and then to many others including the Bystander, Cassell's, Illustrated Bits, Pears' Annual, Sketch and the Christmas numbers of the Graphic. His first cartoon for Punch appeared in 1897 and he remained
a contributor for fifty years (a record shared with Tenniel, Stampa and Shepard). Considered as Du Maurier's successor, he specialised in gently humourous scenes of middle and upper class life. He was also noted for his charming
portraits of the 'bright young things' in the Tatler, acquiring popularity as 'the Baumer Girl'. He used many media with a light yet proficient touch. He was elected RI in 1925. He died in October 1963.